Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Di'ja and Sadiq Sani Sadiq in 'Mati A Zazzau'

Di’Ja makes acting debut

Mavin Records artiste, Hadiza Blell, popularly known as Di’Ja, has landed her debut acting role in a new Kannywood movie titled ‘Mati A Zazzau’. Di’ja stars opposite Sadiq Sani Sadiq in the film. It is a lead role. The film is a sequel of the 2014 Kannywood hit comedy movie,…

Naira Marley

Court dismisses car theft case against Naira Marley

Tajudeen Elias, a Chief Magistrate of Tinubu Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Island, on Tuesday dismissed the car theft case against Naira Marley and four others. Justice Elias gave his ruling after receiving a letter of withdrawal of the case. Naira Marley, his two brothers - Idris Fashola, 18, and…

Nigerian lady trafficked to Lebanon regains freedom

Omolola Ajayi, a 23-year-old Kwara indigene who was trafficked to Lebanon, has regained freedom. This is according to the chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa. Ms. Dabiri-Erewa broke the news on her official Twitter page on Monday night and added that Ms Ajayi has now been handed…

Shortlived. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba with his ‘bride’ on their wedding in Kayunga District two weeks ago PHOTO BY FRED MUZAALE published in Daily Monitor

Two weeks after wedding, husband discovers ‘wife’ is a man

Two weeks after his wedding, a Ugandan man, Mohammed Mutumba, has just discovered that his supposed wife is a man, Daily Monitor has reported. Mr Mutumba, who is the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, Uganda, has been suspended from his clerical work after unknowingly wedding a…

An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

#Oscar 2020: Africa fails to make the cut (Full list of nominees)

Nominations for 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. Interestingly, no African movie was nominated for the 'Best International Feature Film category' this year. Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’, which was tipped to be Nigeria’s Oscar entry, did not make the cut. No movie also made from South Africa, an Oscar favourite.…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Naira Marley wins first major award at Soundcity MVP (Full list of winners)

Controversial musician, Naira Marley, clinched his first major Nigerian award at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards on Saturday. His viral song ‘Soapy’ earned him the ‘Viewers’ Choice’ award. ‘Soapy’ is the singer’s most popular track and his sixth single of 2019. He dropped the track days after his release from…

Sandra Ikeji and her 200 bridesmaids photo by Sandra Ikeji

PHOTOS: Targeting new record, Linda Ikeji’s sister weds with 200 bridesmaids

Linda Ikeji’s sister, Sandra on Saturday tied the knot with beau, Arinze, and 200 bridesmaids on her bridal train. The wedding held at the Landmark event center in Victoria Island, Lagos. In late 2019, the bride announced that she was attempting to break a Guinness world record of the “most…

Tajudeen Adepetu, Nigerian showbiz promoter

Why musical concerts are declining in Nigeria- Promoter

A showbiz promoter, Tajudeen Adepetu, has explained why musical concerts are declining in Nigeria. He lamented the dearth of sponsors and partners for such concerts and shows in Nigeria. Mr Adeputu, who is widely known as the owner of media brands, Sound City TV, Televista, ONTV, Trybe TV and SPICE…

Temi Otedola makes her acting debut in Kunle Afolayan's movie CITATION

Otedola’s daughter debuts in Afolayan’s new movie

Following a viral video capturing his crew on a tour of Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde Islands, filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced his company’s readiness to shoot his next movie entitled CITATION. Temi Otedola, one of the daughters of billionaire, Femi Otedola, will be making her acting debut in the…

Ned Nwoko, Giles Harding and Captain Hamish Harding holding Nigeria's flag in Antarctica during the flag off of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation's malaria eradication project in Africa.

Nigerian politician takes malaria eradication campaign to Antarctica

A Nigerian politician, Ned Nwoko, has taken a malaria eradication campaign to Antarctica. Mr Nwoko, who is believed to be the second Nigerian to visit the region, mounted the Nigerian Flag at the South Pole on Wednesday afternoon. Arthur Nwabufo, a navigator and cadet at the Far Eastern State Technical…

Wike and his ‘kissing game’

A google search of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his wife, Eberechi, will bring up so many photos of them passionately kissing and locked in a loving embrace. In this part of the world, public displays of affection (PDA) by individuals is not really commonplace. For public office…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s ‘step back’ divides Twitter

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, shocked the world on Wednesday night when they announced their plans to “step back” as senior members of the royal family. Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne, behind Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children while Meghan was previously…

Nigerian music star, Banky W, and actress, Adesua Etomi, are newlyweds in ‘the wedding party 1’

‘Wedding Party 1’ named highest-grossing Nollywood movie of the decade

A romantic comedy, 'Wedding Party 1', has been named the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of the decade. FilmOne, a major indigenous film distribution company, said Tuesday that the movie grossed N452 million in Nigerian cinemas. The movie was released in 2016 and directed by Kemi Adetiba. It was produced by ELFIKE…

Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie Hosts Christian Dior Official in Lagos

Celebrated Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, recently hosted the Creative Director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, at a formal gala event in Lagos. The event was tagged an evening with 'Maria Grazia Chuiri and Chimamanda Adichie in Lagos'. Luxury fashion empire Christian Dior was named the world’s largest company focused…

CARDI B (Photo Credit: Jora Frantzis)

Cardi B seeks help in choosing new Nigerian name

Grammy Award-winning rapper, Cardi B, on Monday asked her Nigerian Twitter fans to help her decide a new name between Chioma B and Cadijat. The rapper was given a Nigerian name, Chioma B, during her first visit to Nigeria in December 2019. Cadijat, on the other hand, is the name…

Esegine Allen, better known by his stage name Orezi [photo Facebook]

Singer Orezi demands N100 million from Bolt over accident

Nigerian singer, Esegine Allen, better known by his stage name Orezi, has demanded N100 million from a ride-booking app, Bolt, after his involvement in a road accident that reportedly damaged his jaw a month ago. The 33-year-old musician was headed for the Lagos airport to catch a flight to Delta…

Oba of Benin dances ‘Shaku Shaku’

VIDEO: Oba of Benin dances ‘Shaku Shaku’ at party

A video of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, dancing the popular ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance has surfaced online The traditional ruler was filmed dancing 'Shaku Shaku' at a children’s New Year party which held at his palace in Benin. The annual event, which holds at the Oba’s palace, is an…

The late Nollywood actress, Jennifer Omole

Nollywood actress, Jennifer Omole, is dead

A fast-rising Nollywood actress, Jennifer Omole, has passed on. She died in Spain on Thursday and was buried on Friday evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid. She was 33. Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo, broke the news of her death on Instagram on Sunday. Uche played a lead role in the…

Ooni of Ife (Photo Credit: Newsdiaryonline)

VIDEO: Ooni of Ife gets stuck in elevator of Lagos hotel

There was a mild drama at the Lagos Continental Hotel on Thursday night when the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got stuck in one of the elevators. The monarch had gone there to see the 'Queen Moremi' stage play which held at the hotel. The Ooni is one of the…

Seun Kuti {Photo credit: OkayAfrica}

Seun Kuti to perform at Coachella after eight years

Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, is billed to perform at the 2020 American music festival, Coachella, eight years after he featured at the show. Seun was the first Nigerian musician to perform at the highly-rated music festival. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the…

Messiah season 1 began showing on Netflix on January 1 photo by Netflix

Jordan wants Netflix series ‘Messiah’ banned

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan has called on Netflix to ban a controversial US drama series due to stream in the country this week, The Independent UK is reporting. Although the 10-episode series was partly filmed in Jordan in 2018, the kingdom's Royal Film Commission does not want the…

Naira Marley and his signees Fabian Blu, Zinoleesky and Moh Bad Photo courtesy Naira Marley

Naira Marley floats record label, signs four artistes

Controversial musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has officially floated 'Marlian Records'. The singer has also signed four new artistes, Zinoleesky, Mohbad, Cblack, and Fabian to his music imprint. The ‘Marlian’ president presented the four artistes on stage for the first time during his show, ‘Marlians Fest’ which…

Google Doodle celebrates Amaka Igwe on posthumous birthday

Tech giant, Google, on Thursday created a doodle of the late Nigerian filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Amaka Igwe, on its search engine page. Google said the gesture is to celebrate the late Nollywood icon who would have been 57 today. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the…

Burna Boy, Rema make Obama’s favourite music of 2019 list

Burna Boy’s ‘Anybody’, and Rema’s ‘Iron Man', have made former U.S. president, Barrack Obama’s favourite music of 2019 list. Mr Obama disclosed this on Twitter on Monday and tagged the annual list as a “favourite tradition.” Both musicians are the only Nigerians on the list while their famous tracks were…

In November,U.S ex-First Lady, Michelle Obama visited Nigerian artist, Njideka Akunyili -Crosbyright in her studio

Nine inspiring moments in Nigeria’s art scene in 2019

2019 proved to be a fruitful year in the Nigerian art and culture scene. More than ever, Nigerian artists and writers got the world’s attention big time. How can we fail to mention Michelle Obama's visit to Nigerian artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, right in her studio or the federal government’s resolve…